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School Announcements
Teacher Appreciation Week Planning Meeting May 1
The JM PTSA will hold a planning meeting for Teacher Appreciate Week on Thursday, May 1 at 3:30 in room 305 (Mrs. Sandel). All parents, staff and students who want to be involved are invited to come to the meeting. If you can't make the meeting, but would like to help, for Tuesday, May 6, students and parents are asked to bring in breakfast items and for Wednesday, May 7, they are asked to bring in desserts. Item signup lists for both of these events are on Mrs. Tobar's door, or you can email her to sign up <wdtobar@chatham.k1.nc.us>.
Think Twice Bee Nice T-shirts
 If you were not able to place an order for the THINK TWICE BEE NICE shirts and would like to order a t-shirt, I am now taking a final order for this school year. If you originally did not order because of the color of the shirt, it is now open to other shirt colors. The ink will be black, so pick a shirt color that will show the black ink (do not pick dark shirt colors for the order). The link for the shirt colors is below. If you decide to order a shirt, the shirts will still cost $10. The deadline for shirt orders and money is May 9th. Come place your order with C. Bailey in Room 414.

The bee design and border were designed by June Keicher.

Summer Arts Scholarship Applications Available!
Attention musicians, artists and actors: this is the week you've been waiting for! Applications for Summer Arts Scholarships from the JM Arts Foundation are ready, and should be turned in this Friday. You can pick up an application from any arts, teacher from the media center, or download it here:  English  Spanish There is important information for parents to complete, so don't wait till the last day!
Ronald Fox in FBLA Top Ten
Congratuations to Ronald Fox, who was a finalist in the Interview event at the FBLA State Leadership Conference last week, and finished in the top ten!
LEO Club Adviser Palmer Receives Award
JM Leo Club adviser Jay Palmer was honored March 24 at the Siler City Lions Club meeting with the LEO Club Advisor Outstanding Service Award. "Jay has done such a great job with these students for the last four years, and we as Lions are very proud of him and the LEO Club," said Lion Angela Millsaps. Congratulations, Mr. Palmer!
JM FFA Students Score High at State Competition
Congrats to the JM FFA Livestock Judging Team for their sixth place finish at state competition! Special recognition to Sarah Thomas, who place first out of 169 competitors, and Dylan Smith, who placed in the top twenty.
Jordan-Matthews Senior Receives Morehead-Cain Scholarship
Earlier this month, Chris Guevara was selected as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill, earning a four-year full scholarship. The award also funds four summers of enrichment that provide a world of experiences to the scholars, from outdoor adventure to service and business internships, both in the U.S. and abroad. Congratulations, Chris! The whole JM family is proud of you!
JM's Bob Dainton named WRAL Teacher of the Week
Tune in Wednesday to WRAL-5 at 5:00 and 6:00 am, or Fox 50 at 6:00 and 7:00 pm to see the segment. Congratulations, Mr. Dainton! Slept in on the snow day? You can catch the video of the segment here.
North Carolina Renaissance for Rising Juniors
North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) invites rising juniors from rural communities to attend a four-day enrichment program on our campus. The dates for this year’s program are May 14-17, 2104. For more information, see the Scholarships and Academic Programs page.
Jets Take On Aussies in International Basketball Game
On New Years Day the JM boys basketball team played an exhibition game against the team from John Paul College in Brisbane, Australia. The visitors are on a US tour through Jan. 11. Thanks to Coach Morse, Heather Cox and Kendal Stone for making our guests from down under feel welcome!
PowerSchool Parent Portal Registration

Jordan-Matthews High School is happy to announce that parents can begin registering for the PowerSchool Parent Portal today.  The PowerSchool Parent Portal is a website that will allow parents to see their student's grades as they are updated by teachers.

Parents are asked to complete a parent verification process before accessing their student's grade and schedule information via the Parent Portal.  This is a one-time process and need only be completed in subsequent years if families enroll new students within Chatham County Schools.  The parent verification process helps to ensure the safety and security of all student grade and class schedule information as required by federal law.  

The parent verification process requires three steps:

  1. Parents are invited to download, and complete, the parent verification form from the Chatham County Schools homepage located at: http://www.chatham.k12.nc.us/.  This form is also available from our school's front office if you do not have access to a printer or the Internet.
  2. Parents are then asked to present a separate completed form at each school where families have students attending a Chatham County School.
  3. Parents will need to present some form of photo identification at each school to ensure the safety and security of student information.  For parents who are unwilling, or unable, to provide photo identification they may seek a public notary of their choice to notarize the verification form.

Information will be provided so that parents can go online to activate their PowerSchool Parent Portal account, once the parent verification process has been completed.

Parents are also welcome to attend Jordan-Matthews High School on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6:30pm until 8pm to complete this process.  This is a great opportunity to complete the parent verification process and all schools that feed Jordan-Matthews High School will be present.  Parents who opt to have their verification notarized need to bring their notarized form with them to the event.  

We look forward to your participation in the PowerSchool Parent Portal!

New Page for Scholarship and Academic Program Information
Looking for notices about scholarships? Check the new Scholarships and Academic Programs link under "For Students" and "For Families" in the menu at the left. Want to receive email updates from this page? Click "Join this Fusion Page" on the right side of the page.
2013-14 Yearbook Order Information
Click here to download the flyer with all the information about ordering a 2013-14 JM yearbook.
Support JM As You Shop at Target

The JM PTA will be participating in a Target rewards program called Take Charge of Education. Anyone can sign up for their business card and save 5% on every shopping trip and 1% of your purchases will go back here to JM in the form of a reward check. If you shop at Target please consider signing up for this program as a way to generate an additional funding source for our school. If you would like to find out more you can call 1-800-440-5317 or go to Target.com/redcard/business-card-main.

2013-14 Student Handbook
Parents and Students: The 2013-14 Student Handbook (English) can be downloaded here. Spanish version is here.
JM LAUNCH Program Information
Parents and students: Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation on JM's new Launch program.
Important Info About 2013-14 for Students and Parents
Please click here to download a copy of the letter sent home this week to 10th-12th grade students. It has important information about school policies for the coming year such as student drop-off and pick up, cafeteria prices and procedures for signing out of school.
Summer Reading Assignments Available for Download
Students and parents:  Click here to download information letters and assignment instructions.